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SAPPHIRE - Beluga Property, Kimmirut, Baffin Island, Nunavut
Until recently, high-quality transparent sapphire had never been found in Canada.  In 2002, gemmy blue sapphire was discovered in the Canadian Arctic, near the hamlet of Kimmirut on the south coast of Baffin Island, Nunavut.  This is certainly one of the most exciting gem finds ever made in Canada.  The gemstones offered for sale on this page come from two sites on True North Gem's Beluga sapphire property on Baffin Island.  The first is the original discovery zone and site of True North's bulk samples - "the Beluga Pit".  The second site, called the "Aqpik Zone", was discovered nearby a few years later.  I am very excited about being able to offer these sapphire gemstones for sale.  You can learn more about this occurrence here.
  Aqpik Zone, Kimmirut, Nunavut
Weight........... 0.29 carat Catalogue #..BT0238
Dimensions... 4.5 mm Cut Style....... Triangular
Colour............ Colourless Clarity............ eye clean and slight fog
GEC................ N  (Natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
  Kimmirut, Nunavut
Weight........... 0.27 carat Catalogue #..BT0259
Dimensions... 4.0 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ Colourless Clarity............ lightly included
GEC................ H  (Heated)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
  Beluga Zone, Kimmirut, Nunavut
Weight........... 0.26 carat Catalogue #..BT0214
Dimensions... 3.7 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ Medium-light grayish blue Clarity............ very slightly to lightly included
GEC................ N  (Natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
  Aqpik Zone, Kimmirut, Nunavut
Weight........... 0.26 carat Catalogue #..BT0051
Dimensions... 5.1 x 3.2 mm Cut Style....... Oval
Colour............ Colourless Clarity............ lightly included (with tiny chip)
GEC................ N  (Natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
  Kimmirut, Nunavut
Weight........... 0.23 carat Catalogue #..BT0254
Dimensions... 3.9 mm Cut Style....... Triangular
Colour............ Medium-dark blue Clarity............ very slightly to lightly included
GEC................ H  (Heated)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
  Kimmirut, Nunavut
Weight........... 0.20 carat Catalogue #..BT0256
Dimensions... 4.0 x 2.9 mm Cut Style....... Oval
Colour............ Medium blue Clarity............ lightly included
GEC................ H  (Heated)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
  Kimmirut, Nunavut
Weight........... 0.19 carat Catalogue #..BT0269
Dimensions... 4.5 x 2.8 mm Cut Style....... Oval
Colour............ Medium-light blue Clarity............ lightly to moderately included
GEC................ H  (Heated)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
  Beluga Zone, Kimmirut, Nunavut
Weight........... 0.13 carat Catalogue #..BT0283
Dimensions... 3.6 x 2.5 mm Cut Style....... Oval
Colour............ Medium blue Clarity............ very slightly included
GEC................ H  (Heated)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!



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